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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors

The premium Zoetrope fiction classes are done in collaboration with Zoetrope: All-Story, one of the world’s most prominent literary magazines. Founded in 1997 by Francis Ford Coppola, Zoetrope: All-Story has received every major story award, including the National Magazine Award for Fiction, while publishing today’s most promising and significant writers.
 
The premium Zoetrope Fiction classes are Gotham online classes with a few bonus features:

• A one-year subscription to Zoetrope: All-Story, a value of $24 for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and a value of $50 for everywhere else.

• A chance to submit a short story to Zoetrope: All-Story that skips the slush pile and gets careful consideration for publication in the magazine. (There is, however, no guarantee that any student story will be accepted, and the magazine is extremely selective.)

• A weeklong question-and-answer session at the end of the course with Zoetrope: All-Story’s editor, Michael Ray


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Level I
Zoetrope Fiction Writing I | 11-week Workshop
 
  • Write one or two short stories or begin work on a novel
  • Lectures on fundamental concepts
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique
  • Weekly readings and discussions based on stories published in Zoetrope: All-Story
  • A weeklong question/answer session with Zoetrope: All-Story editor, Michael Ray

In an easy-to-understand, accessible manner, the course presents the fundamentals of plot, structure, voice, description, character development, point of view, and dialogue.  Lectures, writing exercises, and analyses are used to illustrate these concepts.  Under the direction of a Zoetrope-affiliated editor/teacher, students work to write two short stories or begin a novel.

All of the short stories from the class are reviewed by Zoetrope editors for possible publication in the magazine.

Zoetrope Fiction Writing I is for novice writers seeking a comprehensive introduction to the craft or experienced writers seeking a thorough review of fiction writing fundamentals.

(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $449. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 20 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Apr 21 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Level II
Zoetrope Advanced Fiction Writing | 11-week Workshop
 
  • Write or refine one or two short stories
  • Lectures that expand on fundamental concepts
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for in-depth critique
  • Read and discussion stories published in Zoetrope: All-Story
  • A weeklong question/answer session with Zoetrope: All-Story editor, Michael Ray
The course focuses on the presentation and critique of writers' work. There is particular emphasis on honing each story's structure, characterization, narrative description, and style. Under the direction of a Zoetrope-affliated editor/teacher, writers work toward the completion of two short stories or chapters of a novel.

All of the short stories from the class are reviewed by Zoetrope editors for possible publication in the magazine.

Zoetrope Advanced Fiction Writing is for writers who have completed a Zoetrope Fiction Writing I or Fiction I section or those with fiction writing experience who are prepared to discuss all the fundamental concepts of the craft.

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(3.0 CEU)

Online Classes  
Tuition: $449. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 21 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Apr 22 Wednesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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